Man-I am boring. Want to know what I’ve been eating the past 5 days? Chicken soup, saltines, diet ginger ale, raspberry sorbet, oatmeal, antibiotics. Oh boy-those antibiotics are tasty. Yeah-still getting over the strep and it still sucks. So I haven’t been cooking anything or eating anything particularly healthy. Cooking was the last thing I wanted to do. I didn’t want to put any effort into fixing food, which is very rare for me. I could barely open up the tub of chicken soup and put it in a mug and stick it in the microwave. I also didn’t care about eating healthy. When I finally got back my appetite, I just wanted to eat foods that made me feel better, which ended up being a pint of really good raspberry sorbet. And, you know, those antibiotics made me feel better too. Overall, being really sick doesn’t really go along with cooking healthy food. Let’s hope I return back to normal health next week so I can have more fun in the kitchen. But, for now, I’m perfectly content lying on my bed with my sorbet, remote control, and Rob & Big.
It’s a good thing I made this last Friday, before I got really sick, so my blog wouldn’t turn into a healthy cooking ghost town.
Looks tasty, eh? No, I’m not Canadian. I just pretended I was for 10 years when I went to camp in Ontario. When I got home last Friday night I realized I basically had no food. Bad planning for the week threw me for a loop (I think it was the strep beginning to mess with my head even though I wasn’t sick yet. Excuses excuses!!) and being the penny-pincher that I am, I refused to go to the grocery store or order in, so I assessed my pantry and fridge. I had some old-ish black beans in the fridge (but not so old that they were entirely inedible), whole wheat english muffins in the freezer that I bought months ago–seriously, no clue when I bought those, and my roommate offered half of an avocado she wasn’t going to use. I love black beans! I love avocados! I love sandwiches! A dinner was born!
I tried to defrost the english muffin in the microwave, but it started getting soggy and nasty, so I threw it in the oven to toast (I don’t have a toaster or toaster oven. no room!!). While it toasted/stuck to the oven rack/almost set off the smoke detector (like the Rilo Kiley song…anyone??), I mashed about half a cup of almost spoiled black beans with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and chili powder. You might have noticed that I put chili powder in alot of my food. Cause I love it. A ton. I even put it on my salad. When the english muffin was not frozen anymore/kinda warm, I smushed down the black beans and topped it with sliced avocado. And voila! So easy! Sooooo delish! It sure did hit the spot. And I didn’t have to go to the store and spend money I don’t have.
So, cross your fingers for real food next week. Cause, you know what, I’m kinda sick of raspberry sorbet and antibiotics. At least I finished the raspberry sorbet. But I’ve got a long way to go on the antibiotics.